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With local action, major economies can get closer to meeting Paris climate targets

30-08-2018

Action by cities, states, regions and business can go a long way towards meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, but their actions alone are not enough to hold global temperature increase to well-below 2°C and work towards limiting it to 1.5° C.

Energy transition calls for a long-term strategy for the North Sea

22-08-2018

A strong increase in the number of offshore wind farms outside the 12-mile zone means that room on the North Sea is becoming scarce. This calls for a strategy for the North Sea that runs up to 2050, as a time horizon of 2030 would be insufficient for effectively combining objectives for climate, nature and fisheries.

 

PBL session at the World Water Week in Stockholm

20-08-2018

On 28 August 2018 PBL, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will present the book 'The Geography of Future Water Challenges', during the World Water Week in Stockholm.

Highlights

PBL Academy Lecture by Fatih Birol

During his lecture, dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, will present the World Energy Outlook 2018, describing the latest projections, technology trends and policy announcements on a global level. Date: 15 November 2018.

Blog post in Climate Stragegies

How learning from the past could help to bring the Paris Agreement climate goals closer within reach. Blog post by Mark Roelfsema, Michel den Elzen and Detlef van Vuuren, researchers International Climate Policy at PBL.

The geography of future water challenges

What is the impact of the growing global population, further urbanisation and climate change on water risks, food supply and migration? The geography of future water challenges uses powerful images to provide insight into these global challenges up to 2050.

Linking water security threats to conflict

The relationship between water issues and conflict risks received much attention, both in the literature and the media. PBL provides an extensive overview of the available literature and debates and analyses the certainties and uncertainties in the water and conflict domain.

Opportunities for a circular economy

Countries in Europe can profit from a circular economy. This 1-page website covers all aspects of a circular economy, showing that it involves much more than merely recycling materials.